Core features: seminars and master classes with renowned guest composers, workshops with guest artists, score analysis, a field trips, along with all of the features of the Institute. The program also offers a half-dozen composition tutorials and music theory and ear-training instruction. Every student has the opportunity to work with advanced music notation software. Students are expected to compose at least one work during the Studio and to participate in at least one premiere during the Festival Salons. The Studio is limited to the first 20 students.  Register now.


Core features of the the Studio:

  • Composition tutorials
  • 2-hours of daily music theory/ear-training
  • Master classes with a renowned guest composer
  • Compose and perform new compositions
  • Daily “salons” with guest artists
  • Field trips
  • Multiple practice rooms
  • Room and board

Dates: July 9-21 Cost: $2,100

2018 Junior Composers: Music + Film

“Call for Scores”

In preparation for our summer programs, we are formally inviting our students to compose a film score for instrumental chamber ensemble.  These pieces should be 2-4 minutes in length, and should be submitted electronically (via pdf or Finale file) to Seth Custer ( no later than June 1, 2018.  These pieces will be read by a professional ensemble, and presented along with the film at the 2018 Junior Composers summer programs. Click here for more details.


We welcome you to contact us for more information
about our summer programs.